Today's Opinions

  • Local banks unite to battle hunger


    Local banks  are joining together to fight hunger with a friendly competition called “Banks Battle Against Hunger.”

    Donations large or small are needed. They may be made to any local bank in Carrollton from Nov. 1-18.

  • Ky.’s first responders make a big difference in everyone’s lives

    They may only number in the tens of thousands out of a state of more than 4.3 million people, but it isn’t hard to imagine how much more difficult life would be without our first responders.

    While their work is mainly a function of local government, the state plays a role as well in helping law enforcement, firefighters and other emergency workers do their job.

  • State makes progress on educational goals

    When the General Assembly overhauled the state’s postsecondary system in 1997, it set some ambitious goals to reach by the year 2020.

    Last month, the Council on Postsecondary Education gave us an update on just how far we have come since then – and how much further we need to go in the next few years to stay on track.

  • Magazines played an important role in life beginning in childhood

    I heard Tom Brokaw speaking on television the other day and he talked of knowing about certain events as a child because his family subscribed to Life Magazine. 

    It made me think of all the magazines that have been a part of my life.

    My family was not, in retrospect, very sophisticated.  We lived in a rural area; we went to ‘the city’ for the Ice Capades, the zoo, school clothes, and to see Santa on the sixth floor of Shillitos. But we were readers of two daily newspapers most of the time and some popular magazines of the day.

  • Church thanks fish fry patrons at festival


    We at Relevant Church would like to say, thank you to everyone who came out to support us this past weekend at our Tobacco Festival Fish Fry. We had a great time meeting each and every one of you. A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped in the tent, without you it would have not been possible. A very special thank you to American Rental for the refrigerator. We hope to see you all next year.

    Pastor Rusty Bennett

    Relevant Church

  • Daisy Troop appreciates supporters


    We would like to extend a huge “thank you” to the following people and places for making our float such a huge success for the Tobacco Festival. 

    To Lloyd Jackson, thank you for putting up with us and allowing us to use your garage and equipment for the parade for the past three weeks to make this all possible.

    To JJ Ward, Sports Obsession and Convenient, thanks to all of you for not only your hard work, but your great ideas and dedication to seeing that we had one beautiful float and finished in time.

  • Office assists with Capitol visit plans

    Are you planning a visit to Washington, D.C.?  Whether you are coming on a school trip, family vacation or business trip, my office can help you make arrangements for some of the more popular attractions and landmarks in our nation’s capital.  We are available to help you reserve tours of the U.S. Capitol Building, Pentagon, and White House.  These tours are an excellent way to see the highlights of Washington at no charge to you.

  • State nature preserves land, water, wildlife

    “Buy land,” Mark Twain once said.  “They’re not making any more of it.”

    That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.

    Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations.  Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.